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E. Vinje
Keymaster

Pat –

Water often and deeply, soaking the soil six to eight inches deep at least twice a week. Tomatoes do not respond well to letting the soil dry out between waterings. Keeping moisture levels in the soil even will help prevent the dreaded blossom-end rot, that small black spot on the bottom of the tomato which eventually can spread throughout the fruit. I’ve included a link to our tomato problems page below.

Note: A layer of mulch (straw, plastic, grass ) will help conserve soil moisture between waterings.

Hope this helps!